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Retiring Rep. John Campbell continues fundraising 1

Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security, which found that most Americans have little money saved for their golden years. “We have millions of Americans who have

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The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives 18

Sept. 4, 2012 By John Hrabe California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday by comparing Republicans with Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels

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Legislature plans to close entrance to public, provide lobbyists special access

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsLegislature plans to close entrance to public, provide lobbyists special accessBy JOHN HRABEThough it brands itself as “the people’s house,” the California State Capitol will soon become less accessible to the public,

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Brown debuts 2016-17 budget

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsBrown debuts 2016-17 budgetBy JAMES POULOSMore permanent state spending would be devastating to California, Gov. Jerry Brown announced — at least in the midst of another recession. Unveiling his budget for the

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Covered California extends signup deadline after long waits, call surge

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsCovered California extends signup deadline after long waits, call surgeBy JOHN HRABEA surge of last-minute callers inundated the state’s health insurance exchange for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forcing

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DMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roads

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsDMV won’t unleash robocars on CA roadsBy JAMES POULOSCalifornia’s Department of Motor Vehicles has put the brakes on driverless cars. Although the agency’s new proposed regulations would technically allow new self-driving vehicles

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Controller Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, counties

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsController Betty Yee publishes salary data for cities, countiesBy JOHN HRABEPublic employees at California cities and counties took home more than $36 billion in compensation last year, according to new payroll data

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Initiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposals

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsInitiative filing fee hike inspires wave of unconventional proposalsBy JOHN HRABEA tenfold increase in the initiative filing fee was supposed to reduce the number of long-shot proposals in circulation.“The updated filing fee set by this

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Initiatives filed to extend Prop. 30 tax hikes

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsInitiatives filed to extend Prop. 30 tax hikesBy JOHN HRABECalifornia’s temporary income tax hikes aren’t set to expire until 2018, but that hasn’t stopped Sacramento special interest groups from laying the groundwork

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Democrat lawmaker resigns to explore job market

*|MC:SUBJECT|* – CalWatchdog.comView this email in your browserBreaking NewsDemocrat lawmaker resigns to explore job marketBy JOHN HRABEA Fresno Democrat, who has frequently authored legislation on behalf of major interest groups, will resign his position in the state Legislature to take

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